Alex Torres-Perez joined the 12 News team in August 2023 as the weekday reporter. That’s after working for five years in Huntsville, Alabama, as an anchor, reporter and producer.
Alex won the Alabama Broadcast Association’s award for “The Next Giant Leap,” where she helped showcase how North Alabama played a role in the first Artemis mission launch to the moon. She was also a part of several major projects at the station, including coverage of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Alex was also at the forefront of pushing for legislative change. She held lawmakers accountable after an officer was shot and killed by a man who was let out of prison early because of a state law. After several visits, the Sgt. Nick Risner Act was passed.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Alex noticed the importance of having access to local news in Spanish when she moved to Florida. While in Huntsville, she started a Spanish newscast to make sure Spanish-speaking residents had access to important information during the pandemic. She now makes sure to lend a helping hand with 12 Informa when she can.
Alex graduated in 2018 from the University of North Florida (Swoop!) in Jacksonville with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. At UNF, Alex was the managing editor of the school newspaper Spinnaker. She was the TV production assistant at the school’s Department of Communication. She also served as the director and associate producer of the university’s monthly feature show “Inside Jacksonville.”
In her free time, Alex enjoys dancing salsa, playing classical piano, cooking new recipes and trying to teach herself a new language. She’s looking forward to exploring the north, eating lots of seafood and experiencing her first true winter.